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Keep your sanity at your next fair with our bridal fair cheat sheet! You’re most welcome.
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No matter how much you’ve looked forward to your special day, there will come a point during your planning stage when the music fades and you feel like giving up. Our guess? That point came while agonizing over either your guest list or your suppliers. So we’ve taken upon ourselves to compile our very own bridal fair cheat sheet, and hope it saves you some money on painkillers. As for your guest list, well, that’s another story.
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from @thetopknotters NEW BLOG POST UP: - Keep your sanity at your next fair with our bridal fair cheat sheet! You’re most welcome. - No matter how much you’ve looked forward to your special day, there will come a point during your planning stage when the music fades and you feel like giving up. Our guess? That point came while agonizing over either your guest list or your suppliers. So we’ve taken upon ourselves to compile our very own bridal fair cheat sheet, and hope it saves you some money on painkillers. As for your guest list, well, that’s another story. - http://thetopknotters.com/bridal-fair-cheat-sheet/ 🖋️@coppergirlives - - - - - - - - #thetopknotters  #thetopknotterspicks  #marriage  #weddings  #weddingsph   #bride  #groom  #weddingphoto  #weddingphotography  #gettingmarried  #engaged  #hitched   #moments   #daretoshareIGchallenge  #weddingdetails  #heartonweddingsPH  #PDBchallenge  #beforeidobridalfair 
A few weeks ago, I was able to share my testimony about stretching my faith in order for God to have a platform to perform His power in my life. I was in awe to witness Him move and I know He is not done yet! I claim it! 🙏🏻 (Can't wait to share more about it!!) 💞🌿
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If you want God to unlock things in your life, stretch your faith and give Him a platform to perform! 🙏🏻😉🙌🏼
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#LetsShareWithJam #TeamBraveCreatives #PDBChallenge #Christianity #Faith #BeBeautifulInsideOut
A few weeks ago, I was able to share my testimony about stretching my faith in order for God to have a platform to perform His power in my life. I was in awe to witness Him move and I know He is not done yet! I claim it! 🙏🏻 (Can't wait to share more about it!!) 💞🌿 ____________________________________________________________________ If you want God to unlock things in your life, stretch your faith and give Him a platform to perform! 🙏🏻😉🙌🏼 ____________________________________________________________________ #LetsShareWithJam  #TeamBraveCreatives  #PDBChallenge  #Christianity  #Faith  #BeBeautifulInsideOut 
R U G S... This is one of my must-have pieces to complete the design aesthetic of the room. If most of the furniture pieces are plain and neutral then opt for a rug that has prints or patterns with a color scheme that would match the rest of the space.
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Usually it’s one of the last things to purchase because you can better decide what the look should be once you know the color of the walls and furniture pieces.
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I don’t recommend shaggy rugs anymore because there are so many nice ones in the market. Shaggy rugs also collect so much dust which aren’t advisable for people who have asthma.
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If you have the budget to spend on a rug then I would recommend @decolivingmanila or @westelmph . But if you’re on a budget then there are great finds in @smhome and @wilcondepot.ph !
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Co-styling with @livingthecuriouslife 
#PDBChallenge #StylingbyGayle #Flatlays #rug #smhome #pattern #interior #livingroom #stylist
R U G S... This is one of my must-have pieces to complete the design aesthetic of the room. If most of the furniture pieces are plain and neutral then opt for a rug that has prints or patterns with a color scheme that would match the rest of the space. . Usually it’s one of the last things to purchase because you can better decide what the look should be once you know the color of the walls and furniture pieces. . I don’t recommend shaggy rugs anymore because there are so many nice ones in the market. Shaggy rugs also collect so much dust which aren’t advisable for people who have asthma. . If you have the budget to spend on a rug then I would recommend @decolivingmanila or @westelmph . But if you’re on a budget then there are great finds in @smhome and @wilcondepot.ph ! . Share your rug hunt with me 🖤. . . . Co-styling with @livingthecuriouslife #PDBChallenge  #StylingbyGayle  #Flatlays  #rug  #smhome  #pattern  #interior  #livingroom  #stylist 
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Does anyone else have this problem?

I have trouble with captions all the time. I suffer from the extremes -  I have nothing or entire paragraphs to go with my posts. Being succinct is not one of my strengths, and even my journals and scrapbooks suffer.

Here's what I wrote with a marker today. Yes, a plain gray marker. I got the shading by layering or redrawing strokes. I spent about half the time finding ovals to draw and Vs to fill with flora that have absolutely nothing to do with the word.

Captioning, I suppose, is like flourishing - it takes practice. On some days it will be good on others it will be dismal. If you keep practicing, it gets easier to find your ovals and Vs or make your point and get a laugh or strike a chord when you let it out into the world.

#PDBchallenge #calligraphy #calligraphyph #brushcalligraphy #brushscript #moderncalligraphy #flourishforum #flourish #flourishing #freehand #handmadefont #sugar #gray
(Insert Clever Caption Here) Does anyone else have this problem? I have trouble with captions all the time. I suffer from the extremes - I have nothing or entire paragraphs to go with my posts. Being succinct is not one of my strengths, and even my journals and scrapbooks suffer. Here's what I wrote with a marker today. Yes, a plain gray marker. I got the shading by layering or redrawing strokes. I spent about half the time finding ovals to draw and Vs to fill with flora that have absolutely nothing to do with the word. Captioning, I suppose, is like flourishing - it takes practice. On some days it will be good on others it will be dismal. If you keep practicing, it gets easier to find your ovals and Vs or make your point and get a laugh or strike a chord when you let it out into the world. #PDBchallenge  #calligraphy  #calligraphyph  #brushcalligraphy  #brushscript  #moderncalligraphy  #flourishforum  #flourish  #flourishing  #freehand  #handmadefont  #sugar  #gray 
This is for all those who don't know me personally! I chose this selfie of me and my husband, Allan, who throughout the years has always been supportive of my endeavors, and who wholeheartedly backed me up on my decision to take up interior design. 
Here's a short recap of my journey. When I was a child, my dream was to become an astronaut. I loved reading scifi literature and as I was practical even then, I knew my parents couldn't send me to the US to study! And so, my lifelong dream has always been to have a restaurant or a bakeshop of my own. Yes, I used to bake a lot. During high school, I even had a business selling buco pie in my community. I studied in UP and took up Food Technology. Realizing on the way that the better fit for me was Hotel and Restaurant Administration, I shifted and graduated with this. I had a really short stint in the restaurant business, decided to go into my family business (construction chemicals). I took my MBA in De La Salle University. Later, I stopped working to focus on being a mother to my now 15-year old boy, and eventually, when we had enough savings to buy a lot, built our house from scratch. It was that moment, in spite of all the headaches and weekly meetings to see our home built in a span of a year, I had that overwhelming urge to study again. Fortunately, my husband agreed 🙂 and five years later, here I am! Sometimes, the path to your passion isn't a straight line. For that I am grateful to have the best partner and my marketing expert by my side all the time. Now, tell me, what's your journey?

Thanks to @christinabengzon for inspiring me to do this post too!
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#PDBchallenge #thepurposefulcreative #DaretoWinSept #jasanchetainteriors #myjourney #interiors #interiorsph #passionproject #interiordesigner #lifepassion
This is for all those who don't know me personally! I chose this selfie of me and my husband, Allan, who throughout the years has always been supportive of my endeavors, and who wholeheartedly backed me up on my decision to take up interior design. Here's a short recap of my journey. When I was a child, my dream was to become an astronaut. I loved reading scifi literature and as I was practical even then, I knew my parents couldn't send me to the US to study! And so, my lifelong dream has always been to have a restaurant or a bakeshop of my own. Yes, I used to bake a lot. During high school, I even had a business selling buco pie in my community. I studied in UP and took up Food Technology. Realizing on the way that the better fit for me was Hotel and Restaurant Administration, I shifted and graduated with this. I had a really short stint in the restaurant business, decided to go into my family business (construction chemicals). I took my MBA in De La Salle University. Later, I stopped working to focus on being a mother to my now 15-year old boy, and eventually, when we had enough savings to buy a lot, built our house from scratch. It was that moment, in spite of all the headaches and weekly meetings to see our home built in a span of a year, I had that overwhelming urge to study again. Fortunately, my husband agreed 🙂 and five years later, here I am! Sometimes, the path to your passion isn't a straight line. For that I am grateful to have the best partner and my marketing expert by my side all the time. Now, tell me, what's your journey? Thanks to @christinabengzon for inspiring me to do this post too! . . . #PDBchallenge  #thepurposefulcreative  #DaretoWinSept  #jasanchetainteriors  #myjourney  #interiors  #interiorsph  #passionproject  #interiordesigner  #lifepassion 
"A good education entails forming the character and the technical skills of the learners so they can make sense of what life is in the best possible ways. My approach is pretty existentialist because I dream of learner-centered and context-based learning environments. Thus, I'm researching and learning as much as I can so I can help elevate the status of Philippine education through instructional technology, and- not even my illnesses can stop me."
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"I am living my life beyond what others think. I'm not ashamed of my struggles and I'm happy how I'm living. I, along with my fellow warriors, fight each day (which demands hard work!) AND still have the spirit to take on other roles."
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"However, not every chronic illness patient has this luxury and perception. Having numerous treatments is expensive and inaccessible to a lot of others. Believe me, many of us want to work, earn and help our loved ones, too. This is why I want to stop the stigma that we are "lazy" & "helpless". Given more opportunities and guidance, WE CAN also make an impact." #fromonewarriortoanother #wearemore #morethanourconditions #wholeheartedwarriors 👭👬💛
"A good education entails forming the character and the technical skills of the learners so they can make sense of what life is in the best possible ways. My approach is pretty existentialist because I dream of learner-centered and context-based learning environments. Thus, I'm researching and learning as much as I can so I can help elevate the status of Philippine education through instructional technology, and- not even my illnesses can stop me." • "I am living my life beyond what others think. I'm not ashamed of my struggles and I'm happy how I'm living. I, along with my fellow warriors, fight each day (which demands hard work!) AND still have the spirit to take on other roles." • "However, not every chronic illness patient has this luxury and perception. Having numerous treatments is expensive and inaccessible to a lot of others. Believe me, many of us want to work, earn and help our loved ones, too. This is why I want to stop the stigma that we are "lazy" & "helpless". Given more opportunities and guidance, WE CAN also make an impact." #fromonewarriortoanother  #wearemore  #morethanourconditions  #wholeheartedwarriors  👭👬💛
I wanted to try new things because I wanted to improve myself. I remember I wanted to paint cherry blossoms so long. This is just the beginning of my many cherry blossom paintings. I miss Japan!
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#botanicaldrawing #watercolorpainting #watercolorph #watercolorcebu  #illustration #artph  #ArtCebu #watercolorfragments #flowersinstagram #artforjoysake #dsfloral #abmlifeisbeautiful #artoftheday #ihavethisthingwithcolor #colorcolourlovers #craftsposure #madetocreate #creativelifehappylife #makersgonnamake #carveouttimeforart #creativityfound #wearethemakers #liveyourpassion  #artph #cherryblossom #japan #watercolor #watercolorillustration #thecalligraphyhub 
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I wanted to try new things because I wanted to improve myself. I remember I wanted to paint cherry blossoms so long. This is just the beginning of my many cherry blossom paintings. I miss Japan! . #botanicaldrawing  #watercolorpainting  #watercolorph  #watercolorcebu  #illustration  #artph  #ArtCebu  #watercolorfragments  #flowersinstagram  #artforjoysake  #dsfloral  #abmlifeisbeautiful  #artoftheday  #ihavethisthingwithcolor  #colorcolourlovers  #craftsposure  #madetocreate  #creativelifehappylife  #makersgonnamake  #carveouttimeforart  #creativityfound  #wearethemakers  #liveyourpassion  #artph  #cherryblossom  #japan  #watercolor  #watercolorillustration  #thecalligraphyhub  @thecalligraphyhub
from @thetopknotters

Have you ever met a BRIDEZILLA? We have! And it's not a pretty sight to see.
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She expects EVERYTHING TO BE PERFECT! She wants to control everything even if she hired a wedding planner. She stresses about the small things. She does not want you to mess up. She wants everything just as planned.
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#thetopknotters #thetopknotterspicks #marriage #weddings #weddingsph  #bride #groom #weddingphoto #weddingphotography #gettingmarried #engaged #hitched  #moments  #daretoshareIGchallenge #weddingdetails #heartonweddingsPH #PDBchallenge #beforeidobridalfair
from @thetopknotters Have you ever met a BRIDEZILLA? We have! And it's not a pretty sight to see. - She expects EVERYTHING TO BE PERFECT! She wants to control everything even if she hired a wedding planner. She stresses about the small things. She does not want you to mess up. She wants everything just as planned. - Know that in every wedding, or pre-wedding, something is bound to happen that wasn't planned at all! A flat tire. Late guests. or unexpected hidden charges that result to going overbudget. - What we always say to brides, Let Go and Let God. Don't get caught up in Perfection. Just enjoy your moment. - - - - - - - - - - - - - #thetopknotters  #thetopknotterspicks  #marriage  #weddings  #weddingsph   #bride  #groom  #weddingphoto  #weddingphotography  #gettingmarried  #engaged  #hitched   #moments   #daretoshareIGchallenge  #weddingdetails  #heartonweddingsPH  #PDBchallenge  #beforeidobridalfair 
I'm doing an exclusive pre-launch of the website tonight! If you haven't signed up for it yet, make sure you do so you don't miss out on the 20% discount. Visit www.cozybymei.com for more details.
I'm doing an exclusive pre-launch of the website tonight! If you haven't signed up for it yet, make sure you do so you don't miss out on the 20% discount. Visit www.cozybymei.com for more details.
As a new wedding supplier/retailer, we are honored to have been part of La Tercera's Fall Editorial Shoot. La Tercera has always been a brand that I admire and believe in--I wore a @laterceraonline robe on my wedding day 4 months ago! What a pleasure to have worked with them and their team. They are God-fearing, tireless and beautiful people. Now that I've met them, I admire them even more. Excited to see the official photos and video💖
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• Event Styling: @sweetnestevents
• Chairs: @bellabanquets
• Tables: @eventrentals_ph • Catering / Styling: @shekinahdishes
• Tablewares: @shoprentgala
• Flowers: @eventstylistdave
• Rings / Fine Jewelry: @ocamposjewellery @charleschanhs
• Shoes: @jeffersonsi_designs
• Statement Accessories: @christophermunar
• Cake: @bethanydreamcakes
• Dressing Gowns + Boudoir: @laterceraonline / Suits: @bespokeby.raya / Bridal Gown: @bespokeby.raya
• Make Up Artist: @terence_reborn / Hair: @iamjulyvito
• Photos: @projectjdgweddings
• Video: The Viking Studios
• Fashion Styling: @styledbyjeffgalang
• Coordination: @brideidea.ph
• Venue: @alexasvenues

Media Support:
• @thebridestory
• @thetopknotters
As a new wedding supplier/retailer, we are honored to have been part of La Tercera's Fall Editorial Shoot. La Tercera has always been a brand that I admire and believe in--I wore a @laterceraonline robe on my wedding day 4 months ago! What a pleasure to have worked with them and their team. They are God-fearing, tireless and beautiful people. Now that I've met them, I admire them even more. Excited to see the official photos and video💖 . • Event Styling: @sweetnestevents • Chairs: @bellabanquets • Tables: @eventrentals_ph • Catering / Styling: @shekinahdishes • Tablewares: @shoprentgala • Flowers: @eventstylistdave • Rings / Fine Jewelry: @ocamposjewellery @charleschanhs • Shoes: @jeffersonsi_designs • Statement Accessories: @christophermunar • Cake: @bethanydreamcakes • Dressing Gowns + Boudoir: @laterceraonline / Suits: @bespokeby.raya / Bridal Gown: @bespokeby.raya • Make Up Artist: @terence_reborn / Hair: @iamjulyvito • Photos: @projectjdgweddings • Video: The Viking Studios • Fashion Styling: @styledbyjeffgalang • Coordination: @brideidea.ph • Venue: @alexasvenues Media Support: • @thebridestory • @thetopknotters
What if I fail? What if I can’t do it?
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These are common questions I often hear people say when they’re given the opportunity to do a big task or project. The easy answer to this, just to stop this person from bugging you, is “hindi, kaya mo yan. ikaw pa” (“You won’t fail. You can do it!”) Does it really help? As an ego boost, yes maybe. But what if he/she really does fail? She might get back to you saying “Sabi ko sayo eh” (I told you so). My answer is, “Well you might fail, but you might succeed too. You wouldn’t know unless you try.” Let’s not sugarcoat life all the time. I am a generally optimistic person, but I am also very practical. We don’t win in life all the time. But we don’t win anything unless we first give it a try. . 
Share your biggest failure, and how you turned it around to be a win for you.
🌸🌸🌸 I was feeling a bit down yesterday, but this beauty greeted me this morning. I know it's going to be a great day! 💗
#pdbchallenge #hope #flowers #garden #life #failure #keeptrying #inspiration #motivationalquotes
What if I fail? What if I can’t do it? . These are common questions I often hear people say when they’re given the opportunity to do a big task or project. The easy answer to this, just to stop this person from bugging you, is “hindi, kaya mo yan. ikaw pa” (“You won’t fail. You can do it!”) Does it really help? As an ego boost, yes maybe. But what if he/she really does fail? She might get back to you saying “Sabi ko sayo eh” (I told you so). My answer is, “Well you might fail, but you might succeed too. You wouldn’t know unless you try.” Let’s not sugarcoat life all the time. I am a generally optimistic person, but I am also very practical. We don’t win in life all the time. But we don’t win anything unless we first give it a try. . Share your biggest failure, and how you turned it around to be a win for you. 🌸🌸🌸 I was feeling a bit down yesterday, but this beauty greeted me this morning. I know it's going to be a great day! 💗 #pdbchallenge  #hope  #flowers  #garden  #life  #failure  #keeptrying  #inspiration  #motivationalquotes 
Throwback to the time I visited the overwhelmingly beautiful Buda Castle. It is a real-life Disneyland up in there! 🏰
Throwback to the time I visited the overwhelmingly beautiful Buda Castle. It is a real-life Disneyland up in there! 🏰
Sometimes you set plans to do some writing in the evening after work, but sometimes things happen and your plans need to be set aside. Like your brother getting rushed to the ER and getting confined for surgery the following day.
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It's easy to get impatient with these things, to feel bad about how things don't go your way, but writing helped me to change my perspective. Everything is a plot bunny, everything is a story. It helps me be patient with things and wait for things to unfold knowing that this will somehow make it to my books. ☺️
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It's my brother's birthday tomorrow and he's getting his gall bladder taken out. Please pray for him? Thank you. 😘
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#pdbchallenge #amwriting #amwritingFLRextra #authorlife #indieauthors #writerscommunity #daretowinsept
Sometimes you set plans to do some writing in the evening after work, but sometimes things happen and your plans need to be set aside. Like your brother getting rushed to the ER and getting confined for surgery the following day. . It's easy to get impatient with these things, to feel bad about how things don't go your way, but writing helped me to change my perspective. Everything is a plot bunny, everything is a story. It helps me be patient with things and wait for things to unfold knowing that this will somehow make it to my books. ☺️ . It's my brother's birthday tomorrow and he's getting his gall bladder taken out. Please pray for him? Thank you. 😘 . . . #pdbchallenge  #amwriting  #amwritingFLRextra  #authorlife  #indieauthors  #writerscommunity  #daretowinsept 
Burnout, the silent but deadly "disease" that affects anyone's mind, body, & career. Anyone can be hit by this dreaded state of emotional, mental, & physical exhaustion without them noticing until most of the symptoms are evident. 
Have you ever felt so exhausted both physically and mentally that you've loss your appetite, doing what you once enjoyed doing now seems to be a chore, lack of productivity or your emotions are a mish mash of anger, depression, guilt, hopelessness with all the other negative thoughts? 
I've been there and honestly it comes back especially if I don't take the time & effort to take care of myself. That's why I highly recommend to give yourself Me time to rest & to reflect. It also helps to take a walk in the garden to refresh your mind. Mental health awareness is key to prevention.
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#daretoshareigchallenge #PDBchallenge #nature #flower #yellow #burnout
Burnout, the silent but deadly "disease" that affects anyone's mind, body, & career. Anyone can be hit by this dreaded state of emotional, mental, & physical exhaustion without them noticing until most of the symptoms are evident. Have you ever felt so exhausted both physically and mentally that you've loss your appetite, doing what you once enjoyed doing now seems to be a chore, lack of productivity or your emotions are a mish mash of anger, depression, guilt, hopelessness with all the other negative thoughts? I've been there and honestly it comes back especially if I don't take the time & effort to take care of myself. That's why I highly recommend to give yourself Me time to rest & to reflect. It also helps to take a walk in the garden to refresh your mind. Mental health awareness is key to prevention. . . . . . . . #daretoshareigchallenge  #PDBchallenge  #nature  #flower  #yellow  #burnout 
The weather has been so weird lately and honestly, I'm just not feeling it! I'm sure remote workers can relate. Like, I want to be super productive but...MEH. When that happens I either take a walk, wash my face, or take a power nap (my personal favorite) I know it's hard to work alone 'cause it takes more discipline and self push but a few hacks will definitely help! #PDBchallenge 
Comment yours below!
The weather has been so weird lately and honestly, I'm just not feeling it! I'm sure remote workers can relate. Like, I want to be super productive but...MEH. When that happens I either take a walk, wash my face, or take a power nap (my personal favorite) I know it's hard to work alone 'cause it takes more discipline and self push but a few hacks will definitely help! #PDBchallenge  Comment yours below!
Do you have problems that can't be solved? Some problems can't be solved by trying. They can only be solved through trusting. Trust in what God can do and what He has planned for you.

#PDBchallenge #DareToShareIGChallenge #ThePurposefulCreative #BraverGoals #iPreview #brushcalligraphy #handletteringph #designtype #watercolorph #handlettering #dailylettering #instalettering #brushlettering #brewph #brew2017
Recently I've been feeling really powerless. The only thing I have now is my voice really. But @arrianeserafico 's Tribe Thursdays email reminded me that our efforts to help this country doesn't have to be groundbreaking. We can always start small, use whatever resources we have now and strive to do as much as we can. Every effort, big or small, counts. Whether its sharing reliable news articles, supporting protests, volunteering, or simply remembering crucial moments in history such as Martial Law. The possibilities are endless. The only thing we shouldn't do now is give up. So today, I directed all my frustrations into writing a song for the Filipinos. I haven't finished it yet but I'm sharing a few lines in the photo above.  #neverforget #neveragain
Recently I've been feeling really powerless. The only thing I have now is my voice really. But @arrianeserafico 's Tribe Thursdays email reminded me that our efforts to help this country doesn't have to be groundbreaking. We can always start small, use whatever resources we have now and strive to do as much as we can. Every effort, big or small, counts. Whether its sharing reliable news articles, supporting protests, volunteering, or simply remembering crucial moments in history such as Martial Law. The possibilities are endless. The only thing we shouldn't do now is give up. So today, I directed all my frustrations into writing a song for the Filipinos. I haven't finished it yet but I'm sharing a few lines in the photo above. #neverforget  #neveragain 
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there."
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TBH, I started out without a concrete plan on how things will turn out. I just really wanted to write. It has always been my way of destressing since I'm able to express myself better. Through the mentorship circle, I've learned to limit my topics to food and travel. I struggled at first but eventually got the hang of it. I just kept trying and sticking to my non negotiable weekly goals. Now, my friends trust my recommendations. 💃
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They also showed appreciation for my personal blogs. They like it when I  incorporate and share my life advice / personal experience. Moving forward, I've decided to put more soul into my blogs aside from the usual recommendations. I'll also try to push for my advocacies like supporting @josephfeeding @shopandshare_ph by donating old clothes (like the top from this photo) to help young children.
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I've got a long way to go but I know it's leading me somewhere good. I've got my heart to navigate the way. Link for my blog is on bio. 👩‍💻 #TasteForExcitement
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." . TBH, I started out without a concrete plan on how things will turn out. I just really wanted to write. It has always been my way of destressing since I'm able to express myself better. Through the mentorship circle, I've learned to limit my topics to food and travel. I struggled at first but eventually got the hang of it. I just kept trying and sticking to my non negotiable weekly goals. Now, my friends trust my recommendations. 💃 . They also showed appreciation for my personal blogs. They like it when I incorporate and share my life advice / personal experience. Moving forward, I've decided to put more soul into my blogs aside from the usual recommendations. I'll also try to push for my advocacies like supporting @josephfeeding @shopandshare_ph by donating old clothes (like the top from this photo) to help young children. . I've got a long way to go but I know it's leading me somewhere good. I've got my heart to navigate the way. Link for my blog is on bio. 👩‍💻 #TasteForExcitement 
See you tomorrow for "DUETS" with Jenny & Jeff and Sonny & Sunshine 7pm Arya Plaza 🎶🎸❤ .
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*To get to Arya Plaza from Makati, take McKinley Road straight to McKinley Parkway where you will have a view of Arya Residences. Turn right to Rizal Drive where you will see to your left the entrance to Arya Plaza 😊
See you tomorrow for "DUETS" with Jenny & Jeff and Sonny & Sunshine 7pm Arya Plaza 🎶🎸❤ . . *To get to Arya Plaza from Makati, take McKinley Road straight to McKinley Parkway where you will have a view of Arya Residences. Turn right to Rizal Drive where you will see to your left the entrance to Arya Plaza 😊
(Student's works 💕)I know how hard it is to start a new skill, you don't know where to start and it seems like you're running around in circles. It can be frustrating. That's why I'm a big fan of workshops, and eventually began conducting a few of my own. ✨So I'm so proud of this girl @claidelcr a 100% beginner brave enough to start a new skill! ❤ Can you believe these are her works? 😱 Swipe left to see her first painting before starting the workshop and see her huge progress!! 💕
(Student's works 💕)I know how hard it is to start a new skill, you don't know where to start and it seems like you're running around in circles. It can be frustrating. That's why I'm a big fan of workshops, and eventually began conducting a few of my own. ✨So I'm so proud of this girl @claidelcr a 100% beginner brave enough to start a new skill! ❤ Can you believe these are her works? 😱 Swipe left to see her first painting before starting the workshop and see her huge progress!! 💕
It's been really heartbreaking to hear the news lately. Sometimes with all the calamities happening, i feel like mother nature had enough of this circus already. It's also  hard to create as the energy is quite dragging.
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In times like these, I try to refocus and think of the possibilities that things will still turn around. I keep my hopes up but never keeping silent about pressing issues. Keep your heart strong - We need it now more than ever. And I hope you still find poetry in every moment of your life. #neveragain
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#pdbchallenge #daretowinsept #daretoshareigchallenge #whywhitworks #flatlay #onthebed #theartofslowliving #liveauthentic #trusttheprocess #calligraphy #calligraphyph
It's been really heartbreaking to hear the news lately. Sometimes with all the calamities happening, i feel like mother nature had enough of this circus already. It's also hard to create as the energy is quite dragging. . In times like these, I try to refocus and think of the possibilities that things will still turn around. I keep my hopes up but never keeping silent about pressing issues. Keep your heart strong - We need it now more than ever. And I hope you still find poetry in every moment of your life. #neveragain  . . . #pdbchallenge  #daretowinsept  #daretoshareigchallenge  #whywhitworks  #flatlay  #onthebed  #theartofslowliving  #liveauthentic  #trusttheprocess  #calligraphy  #calligraphyph 
Yes, a lot of individuals tell me they find it hard to write because they find it hard to find the time to write. And I get that. I really get that. There was a time, I didn't write for months because I just didn't have the time, apart from my day job. And it nearly killed me. Not having that outlet, that release was so detrimental to my health, I'm still feeling the effects of it. This happened just last year again, by the way. 
Here's the thing, if you really want to write, you need to write, no matter what's going on in your life. Here's where it gets different though. A lot of people believe that if they want to write, they need to write pages or thousand words every time they sit down. That would be awesome, if it weren't so unrealistic.

Because the truth is, most individuals who write also have a day job, their main job, even freelance writers. And sometimes, you only really have 10 minutes to write. Heck sometimes, you only have 5 minutes to write! And that's fine! If you only have 5 minutes to spare every day to write, you just need to learn to maximize those 5 minutes. Do a 5 minute free writing exercise. Think of names for your character. Think of titles or headlines for your latest article. And then during the weekend, or on your day off, look for a 30 minute block, where you can write uninterrupted. You don't need to write everyday. You just need a few minutes to write. And you also need to make sure those few minutes are well spent. 
Are you up for this challenge? Tag a friend you know who struggle with the same difficulty! 
Do you have other concerns when it comes to your writing? Be sure subscribe to the Jaq Vegan Writes blog using the link in my bio. See you there! 📷 @matthew.a.payne
Yes, a lot of individuals tell me they find it hard to write because they find it hard to find the time to write. And I get that. I really get that. There was a time, I didn't write for months because I just didn't have the time, apart from my day job. And it nearly killed me. Not having that outlet, that release was so detrimental to my health, I'm still feeling the effects of it. This happened just last year again, by the way. Here's the thing, if you really want to write, you need to write, no matter what's going on in your life. Here's where it gets different though. A lot of people believe that if they want to write, they need to write pages or thousand words every time they sit down. That would be awesome, if it weren't so unrealistic. Because the truth is, most individuals who write also have a day job, their main job, even freelance writers. And sometimes, you only really have 10 minutes to write. Heck sometimes, you only have 5 minutes to write! And that's fine! If you only have 5 minutes to spare every day to write, you just need to learn to maximize those 5 minutes. Do a 5 minute free writing exercise. Think of names for your character. Think of titles or headlines for your latest article. And then during the weekend, or on your day off, look for a 30 minute block, where you can write uninterrupted. You don't need to write everyday. You just need a few minutes to write. And you also need to make sure those few minutes are well spent. Are you up for this challenge? Tag a friend you know who struggle with the same difficulty! Do you have other concerns when it comes to your writing? Be sure subscribe to the Jaq Vegan Writes blog using the link in my bio. See you there! 📷 @matthew.a.payne
The higher you go, the scarier it seems, but the view is most beautiful at the top. Without a little risk, we may be missing the best parts of our lives. 🎡
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#PDBchallenge #TeamBraveCreatives #ThePurposefulCreative #PurposeDrivenBranding #BraverGoals
Who ages better: Queen @piawurtzbach or Madame Lindt? 😂 Who am I compared to her eh noh? #kapal But you know what, we can all age with confidence just like Queen P by using the right anti-aging products for our skin. Read more about it on my blog at www.madamelindt.com 👑🤗 #DNAorOLAY #MakeYourOwnLuck #PDBChallenge #piawurtzbach #queenp
Who ages better: Queen @piawurtzbach or Madame Lindt? 😂 Who am I compared to her eh noh? #kapal  But you know what, we can all age with confidence just like Queen P by using the right anti-aging products for our skin. Read more about it on my blog at www.madamelindt.com 👑🤗 #DNAorOLAY  #MakeYourOwnLuck  #PDBChallenge  #piawurtzbach  #queenp 
Lacking inspiration for your writing? I spent some time at The Writers' Museum in Edinburgh and one thing I learned: Inspiration is all around us, we just have to be observant. Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, was a sickly kid, but he was able to use his experiences, his surroundings, and the people he met as inspiration for his characters and stories. 😇
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#pdbchallenge #teambravecreatives #writingtips #writersmuseum #robertlouisstevenson #writersofinstagram
Lacking inspiration for your writing? I spent some time at The Writers' Museum in Edinburgh and one thing I learned: Inspiration is all around us, we just have to be observant. Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, was a sickly kid, but he was able to use his experiences, his surroundings, and the people he met as inspiration for his characters and stories. 😇 . . . . . #pdbchallenge  #teambravecreatives  #writingtips  #writersmuseum  #robertlouisstevenson  #writersofinstagram 
Inspiration is great, but how do you put it all together? Yesterday I felt scared and helpless, angry and frustrated, and I still am today, apparently. So it led to this.

Check out my IG stories and find out how I made this little pic.
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#pdbchallenge #lettering #art #inspiration #design #blog #stickers #handlettering #handletteringph #artph #typekitaph #typekita
After all the events from last week, I needed to check where I am with my goals again, and so I did two days ago which made me realise what my next steps are going to be. It's good to track our progress every now and then, to see if there are ways we need to change or whether it's still worthwhile or should we give up and go after another goal instead. Also if you've succeeded with one thing, it doesn't mean that you'll stop there! One shall aim to grow. 😊
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#cindycwdcjourney #cindycan #diary #journal #lifejourney #inspiration #daretoshareIGchallenge #writingcommunity #IndiePub #SelfPub⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#SelfPublishing #BookMarketing #Ebooks #Publishing #GetPublished #Digital #bookworm #authorsph #philippineliterature #memoir #philippineliterature #teamhalohalo #PDBChallenge #writingprompts #prompts #authorph #authorsofinstagram #eventsinmanila #writeph
After all the events from last week, I needed to check where I am with my goals again, and so I did two days ago which made me realise what my next steps are going to be. It's good to track our progress every now and then, to see if there are ways we need to change or whether it's still worthwhile or should we give up and go after another goal instead. Also if you've succeeded with one thing, it doesn't mean that you'll stop there! One shall aim to grow. 😊 . .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ #cindycwdcjourney  #cindycan  #diary  #journal  #lifejourney  #inspiration  #daretoshareIGchallenge  #writingcommunity  #IndiePub  #SelfPub ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #SelfPublishing  #BookMarketing  #Ebooks  #Publishing  #GetPublished  #Digital  #bookworm  #authorsph  #philippineliterature  #memoir  #philippineliterature  #teamhalohalo  #PDBChallenge  #writingprompts  #prompts  #authorph  #authorsofinstagram  #eventsinmanila  #writeph 
We've got new playthings! well, more like hooks, clasps and locks 😄

So I've been looking for ways on how we can further improve our cord collection and that led me to source new selection of locks and clasps.

Here are some of samples we're working on. We've actually featured this in our IG story today and I would really ti hear your thoughts about them. The only way I can best improve our products is through feedbacks from you guys.

So, if you're feeling bored or helpful on a Thursday night, do check out our stories.

I'd love to hear what you have in mind 😊

#pdbchallenge #istoryadiaries #istoryacreations
We've got new playthings! well, more like hooks, clasps and locks 😄 So I've been looking for ways on how we can further improve our cord collection and that led me to source new selection of locks and clasps. Here are some of samples we're working on. We've actually featured this in our IG story today and I would really ti hear your thoughts about them. The only way I can best improve our products is through feedbacks from you guys. So, if you're feeling bored or helpful on a Thursday night, do check out our stories. I'd love to hear what you have in mind 😊 #pdbchallenge  #istoryadiaries  #istoryacreations 
To go or not to go for that extra scoop of ice-cream?🍦 In my opinion, it’s better to go for healthier options right before a trip. That way, you won’t be as guilty when you stuff yourself silly at your destination.😉
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What’s the first thing you’d eat in your favorite country?❤️Mine’s got to be Spain’s Paella Negra or Singapore’s Carrot Cake. Omg, I’m already salivating just thinking about them.👅
To go or not to go for that extra scoop of ice-cream?🍦 In my opinion, it’s better to go for healthier options right before a trip. That way, you won’t be as guilty when you stuff yourself silly at your destination.😉 . What’s the first thing you’d eat in your favorite country?❤️Mine’s got to be Spain’s Paella Negra or Singapore’s Carrot Cake. Omg, I’m already salivating just thinking about them.👅
Do you know that it is customary to renovate your business every three to five years? We're here to help you begin that long overdue makeover. Find out which parts of your store you might want to upgrade. Link in bio.

http://bit.ly/2wBO3cV
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#restaurant #interiors #restaurantinteriors #PDBchallenge #thepurposefulcreative #renovation #retailinterior #commercialinteriors #DaretoWinSept
Nationwide holidays here and there and I don't want to waste the long weekends 😣
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Good thing I don't need to stress out too much thinking of a good destination because there's already so many interesting places nearby 😍
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Remembering my first time to roam solo around Intramuros while riding a kalesa and revisiting the National Museum 💕
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Thinking about Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo, or go back to Enchanted Kingdom... what about Art In Island in Cubao?? The options are endless 💖💖💖
Nationwide holidays here and there and I don't want to waste the long weekends 😣 . Good thing I don't need to stress out too much thinking of a good destination because there's already so many interesting places nearby 😍 . Remembering my first time to roam solo around Intramuros while riding a kalesa and revisiting the National Museum 💕 . Thinking about Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo, or go back to Enchanted Kingdom... what about Art In Island in Cubao?? The options are endless 💖💖💖
"Give yourself a chance to discover who you really are." #TasteForExcitement
3 months to go before the year ends. Have you checked up on your goals?

#PDBchallenge #DareToShareIGChallenge #ThePurposefulCreative #BraverGoals #iPreview #goalsetting
PSA | The Erika tie up dress is now available in XS and S, which I am wearing. Production for size M is currently underway.
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Swipe left to see the yellow stripe, available for preorders.
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Would love to hear what you think below! 💛
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#jilllao #rtw #fashiondesign #pdbchallenge
PSA | The Erika tie up dress is now available in XS and S, which I am wearing. Production for size M is currently underway. . Swipe left to see the yellow stripe, available for preorders. . Would love to hear what you think below! 💛 . . . #jilllao  #rtw  #fashiondesign  #pdbchallenge 
I also wanted to share this wedding sign I made for this lovely couple. It made my day. Promise tomorrow I'll be posting watercolor flowers again. 🤗 Good night!!!
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#weddinginspiration #weddingideas #weddingsigns #weddingphoto #weddingdesign
I look out to see the sun cozily embracing our side of the world goodbye before it sets off to warm the other side. In this little moment of oneness and peace with what seems to be everything at present, I think of the word empathy and remembered how a friend gifted it to me.

It's late in the evening and this friend and I were still at school, just about to finish up the tons of work we had to do. I didn't notice him at first; looking at me. But, when I did, I asked him why he was still right there, with me. Without having to ask what I meant, he said, "because I don't like seeing you this way- anxious, sad; beaten down... you don't show it often, but I notice. And, I know that if there's any way I can help, it's by being right here- with you- as a friend." 💜

To empathize is not only understanding and sharing the feelings of another. It's also opening up, expressing your love, and choosing to care and be there •for• another (even when, yes, we don't fully understand everything). I admit, there's still so much I don't know. But, one thing's for sure- I still got so much love in me to show. 🙏🏻 Today I'm sending up prayers for our #WholeheartedWarrior @_kabibengdagat. 👩‍❤️‍👩 She's at the hospital now to monitor her seizure disorder, but wants you to know these about #ChronicIllnesses & #HERstory--
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"Chronic Illness is a sickness that lasts more than three months. It can last for a year, a decade, or even 'til death. Thus, it requires maintenance medications, numerous consultations, and sometimes hospital confinement. Some examples are diabetes, psoriasis, bronchial asthma, major depressive disorder, and cancer."
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"Recognizing that recovery IS a lifelong process greatly improved my perspective. I discovered that everyday we wake up, we are given the choice of actively trying to love ourselves and to shy away from our harsh self-judgements."
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"As I am suffering from three mental disorders, it took me a long time to even come to the point that I started liking myself. Now, I'm at the phase where I can proudly shout that I love me- all the good, bad, ugly, and beautiful parts- and am still working at it. ••Love does require grit." 💜
I look out to see the sun cozily embracing our side of the world goodbye before it sets off to warm the other side. In this little moment of oneness and peace with what seems to be everything at present, I think of the word empathy and remembered how a friend gifted it to me. It's late in the evening and this friend and I were still at school, just about to finish up the tons of work we had to do. I didn't notice him at first; looking at me. But, when I did, I asked him why he was still right there, with me. Without having to ask what I meant, he said, "because I don't like seeing you this way- anxious, sad; beaten down... you don't show it often, but I notice. And, I know that if there's any way I can help, it's by being right here- with you- as a friend." 💜 To empathize is not only understanding and sharing the feelings of another. It's also opening up, expressing your love, and choosing to care and be there •for• another (even when, yes, we don't fully understand everything). I admit, there's still so much I don't know. But, one thing's for sure- I still got so much love in me to show. 🙏🏻 Today I'm sending up prayers for our #WholeheartedWarrior  @_kabibengdagat. 👩‍❤️‍👩 She's at the hospital now to monitor her seizure disorder, but wants you to know these about #ChronicIllnesses  & #HERstory -- • "Chronic Illness is a sickness that lasts more than three months. It can last for a year, a decade, or even 'til death. Thus, it requires maintenance medications, numerous consultations, and sometimes hospital confinement. Some examples are diabetes, psoriasis, bronchial asthma, major depressive disorder, and cancer." • "Recognizing that recovery IS a lifelong process greatly improved my perspective. I discovered that everyday we wake up, we are given the choice of actively trying to love ourselves and to shy away from our harsh self-judgements." • "As I am suffering from three mental disorders, it took me a long time to even come to the point that I started liking myself. Now, I'm at the phase where I can proudly shout that I love me- all the good, bad, ugly, and beautiful parts- and am still working at it. ••Love does require grit." 💜
How about some Nutella-Stuffed cookies? ;)
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Designer or Client? | Sometimes, I can't decide what I enjoy more -- creating a piece or wearing it. Inspired by Dior's New Look, I personally draped this piece with generous hips. A relaxed fit at the waist makes it wearable for the modern day heroine -- or foodie 😉 then there's the secret thrill of slipping my hands into large pockets that house anything from tissue and receipts to makeup and snacks.
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So which role do I enjoy more, creator or wearer? In the case of the Erika tie up dress, I say both! 💕
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P.S. I named this dress in honor of my cousin who is celebrating her birthday today ❤️ love you @erika.lao
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#jilllao #inspiration #dior #designdiaries #fashiondesign #pocket #pdbchallenge
Designer or Client? | Sometimes, I can't decide what I enjoy more -- creating a piece or wearing it. Inspired by Dior's New Look, I personally draped this piece with generous hips. A relaxed fit at the waist makes it wearable for the modern day heroine -- or foodie 😉 then there's the secret thrill of slipping my hands into large pockets that house anything from tissue and receipts to makeup and snacks. . So which role do I enjoy more, creator or wearer? In the case of the Erika tie up dress, I say both! 💕 . P.S. I named this dress in honor of my cousin who is celebrating her birthday today ❤️ love you @erika.lao . . . #jilllao  #inspiration  #dior  #designdiaries  #fashiondesign  #pocket  #pdbchallenge 
I feel like these lamps are  having a conversation and  having the time of their lives! Is it too Disney for you?😆They're wonderful and affordable too. Check out @westelmph 💡
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#PDBchallenge #thepurposefulcreative #lights #lighting #lamps #interior #tablelamps #desklamp #homeoffice #westelm
I'm going to live outside the Philippines for a month! I don't want to say where to yet but maybe, you can guess? It rhymes with... "golly" as in "oh my golly I can't believe I'm doing this!" It will be sandwiched between two travel trips I have with friends and family so I'll be living in the same outfits for quite a while. Please don't judge! Lolz. Can you tell I'm excited? Can't wait to look for coffices! 👩🏻‍💻Haha! But honestly, I'm scared AF so tips are appreciated in the comments below! 👩🏻‍💻 #workfromanywhereph #cofficehunter 📸taken in @sabanganbeach_me #PDBchallenge #theremoteexperience
I'm going to live outside the Philippines for a month! I don't want to say where to yet but maybe, you can guess? It rhymes with... "golly" as in "oh my golly I can't believe I'm doing this!" It will be sandwiched between two travel trips I have with friends and family so I'll be living in the same outfits for quite a while. Please don't judge! Lolz. Can you tell I'm excited? Can't wait to look for coffices! 👩🏻‍💻Haha! But honestly, I'm scared AF so tips are appreciated in the comments below! 👩🏻‍💻 #workfromanywhereph  #cofficehunter  📸taken in @sabanganbeach_me #PDBchallenge  #theremoteexperience 
WIP. Trying to come up with new tutorials for entrepreneurs in this super orange cafe! We're also being more mindful of the tools and terms we use. Being designers, we're so used to masks, vectors and paths that we forget that those are scary to first timers.
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Yey for trial and error and learning!
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Help us! What do want to know how to do in photoshop?
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#pdbchallenge #photoshopforentrepreneurs
WIP. Trying to come up with new tutorials for entrepreneurs in this super orange cafe! We're also being more mindful of the tools and terms we use. Being designers, we're so used to masks, vectors and paths that we forget that those are scary to first timers. . Yey for trial and error and learning! . Help us! What do want to know how to do in photoshop? . #pdbchallenge  #photoshopforentrepreneurs 
Sweaty pie. 💦 I wish we lived in a much cooler enviroment. One of my biggest pet peeve is having to sweat like I've been working out plus, sweating off the face I put on once I get out of the house just to do simple, usual tasks. 😤 #tropicalheatwave 🔥
Sweaty pie. 💦 I wish we lived in a much cooler enviroment. One of my biggest pet peeve is having to sweat like I've been working out plus, sweating off the face I put on once I get out of the house just to do simple, usual tasks. 😤 #tropicalheatwave  🔥
Check out @gideonhermosa's elegant and dainty setup at Diamond Hotel. The setup, which features our tablewares, will be at the event lounge for a month. Chairs from @bellabanquets 💖
Check out @gideonhermosa's elegant and dainty setup at Diamond Hotel. The setup, which features our tablewares, will be at the event lounge for a month. Chairs from @bellabanquets 💖
Handcrafted Mint green envelopes. Fairprints offers a lot and is not limited to one style. Quietly working. Quietly growing. How I wish to expand and have my own physical shop. 🤗 These are bound to Leyte, Philippines.
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#weddinginspiration #weddingideas #weddingenvelope
Handcrafted Mint green envelopes. Fairprints offers a lot and is not limited to one style. Quietly working. Quietly growing. How I wish to expand and have my own physical shop. 🤗 These are bound to Leyte, Philippines. . #weddinginspiration  #weddingideas  #weddingenvelope 
This was my first big calligraphy art commission and I'm excited for what 2018 may give to me. This was early this year! I just tried my luck to use their hashtags and found this. Thank you @instagram for the hashtags!!!!!
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Special thanks to @bellemarieeweddings for the opportunity! Love lots! ❤️
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#weddinginspiration #weddingideas #weddingsigns #weddingphoto #weddingdesign
This was my first big calligraphy art commission and I'm excited for what 2018 may give to me. This was early this year! I just tried my luck to use their hashtags and found this. Thank you @instagram for the hashtags!!!!! . Special thanks to @bellemarieeweddings for the opportunity! Love lots! ❤️ . #weddinginspiration  #weddingideas  #weddingsigns  #weddingphoto  #weddingdesign 
Hand balm, luminizer, lip and cheek balm and a book about water, these are a few of my favorite things 💕 (Read it again and try to sing this time! 😂)
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All organic goodness made with so much love from my favorites @radioactivemushroomsitf @nannyroseph and @rokosupplyco from #MétierThoughtfulTrades ✨
Hand balm, luminizer, lip and cheek balm and a book about water, these are a few of my favorite things 💕 (Read it again and try to sing this time! 😂) . . All organic goodness made with so much love from my favorites @radioactivemushroomsitf @nannyroseph and @rokosupplyco from #MétierThoughtfulTrades  ✨
I did mention I am putting together a blog, right? I got so frustrated because all the domain names I wanted were taken! You know that feeling when you’ve finally saved up and thought long and hard about that thing (bag, dress, shoes, gadget) you wanted to buy, and when you go to the store you find out that it’s out of stock? I hate it. 😫🙅🏻 . 
So yesterday, I took a leap of faith and bought a domain. Yey! Watch out for it. #pdbchallenge #justdoit #goforit #makeithappen #comingsoon #watchout #sparkinsideme
I did mention I am putting together a blog, right? I got so frustrated because all the domain names I wanted were taken! You know that feeling when you’ve finally saved up and thought long and hard about that thing (bag, dress, shoes, gadget) you wanted to buy, and when you go to the store you find out that it’s out of stock? I hate it. 😫🙅🏻 . So yesterday, I took a leap of faith and bought a domain. Yey! Watch out for it. #pdbchallenge  #justdoit  #goforit  #makeithappen  #comingsoon  #watchout  #sparkinsideme 
Calligraphy doesn't just go on paper or to weddings. Sometimes, it goes on hats and to beach trips!

It's also pretty darn rewarding when you're able to help complete a customer's event and they send you photos.

Thanks for the photo @chermita!

#PDBchallenge #calligraphy #calligraphyph #brushcalligraphy #brushscript #moderncalligraphy #flourishforum #hat #sun #mrs #personalized
At Creative Writer's Collective, our goal is to help new and starting writers develop the writing practice that's right for them. Sometimes, it takes awhile to get there. Sometimes, some don't get there. And there are times, once the writers get there, they want to try a different road to get there. 
Would you like to get on that road? This week, I launched a new daily writing challenge on Facebook and at the blog. The daily writing prompts are designed to get you writing about different topics, to explore different ideas, to go beyond your limits. Would you like to try it? 
This week, our creative writers pushed themselves and tried to write using formats they haven't used before, and it was wonderful! They used what they learned from previous challenges to expand their writing potential. They went beyond what they knew and explored new roads. Maybe they'll get lost but they want to know what they'll find at the other side. Would you like to take the same road? Click the link in my bio and let's get started.
At Creative Writer's Collective, our goal is to help new and starting writers develop the writing practice that's right for them. Sometimes, it takes awhile to get there. Sometimes, some don't get there. And there are times, once the writers get there, they want to try a different road to get there. Would you like to get on that road? This week, I launched a new daily writing challenge on Facebook and at the blog. The daily writing prompts are designed to get you writing about different topics, to explore different ideas, to go beyond your limits. Would you like to try it? This week, our creative writers pushed themselves and tried to write using formats they haven't used before, and it was wonderful! They used what they learned from previous challenges to expand their writing potential. They went beyond what they knew and explored new roads. Maybe they'll get lost but they want to know what they'll find at the other side. Would you like to take the same road? Click the link in my bio and let's get started.
I don't get book reviews often, so when I do, it always make my heart happier. Especially when they're from authors I also admire. ♥️ Thank you for your kind words, @islandstorygirl!
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"Ana Tejano is one of my auto-buy authors. I like how she explores the kind of romances that are familiar and comforting to me. One of her strengths as a writer is the friends-to-lovers trope and she's constantly showing me that there are endless ways to spin the trope to deliver something I find sweet and refreshing. In this collection, she delivers three short stories that explore the different ways friends can find themselves redefining their relationships. Sometimes 'good' guys can earn bad reputations on the page and in real life, but Ms Tejano makes sure her heroes are kind, decent, and believe in love. I also like that she writes about faith and a Catholic lay community (check out Keep the Faith, too) to show us that no, religion doesn't kill romance! I'm excited to read more--I really wish I could get my hands on the continuation to Ruth's and Ian's story right now!"
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This came at a time when I was feeling really down with my writing. Readers, your reviews make a difference - it helps us authors know what we need to do to improve, and helps brighten those long, dreary writing days. 💓
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Print copies of #YouCouldBetheOne will be available on #FeelsFest2017 - Oct 14, 2-6pm. Follow @romanceclassbooks for more details! ➡️
I don't get book reviews often, so when I do, it always make my heart happier. Especially when they're from authors I also admire. ♥️ Thank you for your kind words, @islandstorygirl! . "Ana Tejano is one of my auto-buy authors. I like how she explores the kind of romances that are familiar and comforting to me. One of her strengths as a writer is the friends-to-lovers trope and she's constantly showing me that there are endless ways to spin the trope to deliver something I find sweet and refreshing. In this collection, she delivers three short stories that explore the different ways friends can find themselves redefining their relationships. Sometimes 'good' guys can earn bad reputations on the page and in real life, but Ms Tejano makes sure her heroes are kind, decent, and believe in love. I also like that she writes about faith and a Catholic lay community (check out Keep the Faith, too) to show us that no, religion doesn't kill romance! I'm excited to read more--I really wish I could get my hands on the continuation to Ruth's and Ian's story right now!" . This came at a time when I was feeling really down with my writing. Readers, your reviews make a difference - it helps us authors know what we need to do to improve, and helps brighten those long, dreary writing days. 💓 . Print copies of #YouCouldBetheOne  will be available on #FeelsFest2017  - Oct 14, 2-6pm. Follow @romanceclassbooks for more details! ➡️
When I shared my first original song Braver, I received some messages from people telling me that the emotions of the song really resonated with them. Some shared stories of their own struggles. And that's the only thing that matters to me as a songwriter. I want to write songs that people can connect to on a deeper level. And I want to write them with my most genuine and vulnerable feelings. On a rainy day last week, I was curled up in bed crying and feeling so alone. I didn't know what to do and I didn't want to do anything. But I pushed myself to pick up my guitar and write a song. And I did. The words came out as swiftly as my tears. So in the hopes that someone who also has days like that can listen to it, I'm sharing this song next week 💙 
Subscribe to my channel to stay updated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIv0APArcNGKKnddaDkTxAA
When I shared my first original song Braver, I received some messages from people telling me that the emotions of the song really resonated with them. Some shared stories of their own struggles. And that's the only thing that matters to me as a songwriter. I want to write songs that people can connect to on a deeper level. And I want to write them with my most genuine and vulnerable feelings. On a rainy day last week, I was curled up in bed crying and feeling so alone. I didn't know what to do and I didn't want to do anything. But I pushed myself to pick up my guitar and write a song. And I did. The words came out as swiftly as my tears. So in the hopes that someone who also has days like that can listen to it, I'm sharing this song next week 💙 Subscribe to my channel to stay updated: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIv0APArcNGKKnddaDkTxAA
The past few days have been mentally draining but I'm happy to say that I've already started listing down names of women that I want to interview for my Beauty Case Series ❤️ I'm now drafting the letter that I will send out 😍😍 If you're ambitious, passionate and creative, I want to feature you!! Link is on my bio but you can send me a DM and I'll be happy to explain the details 💞 #goingcassey .
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The past few days have been mentally draining but I'm happy to say that I've already started listing down names of women that I want to interview for my Beauty Case Series ❤️ I'm now drafting the letter that I will send out 😍😍 If you're ambitious, passionate and creative, I want to feature you!! Link is on my bio but you can send me a DM and I'll be happy to explain the details 💞 #goingcassey  . . #pdbchallenge  #daretoshareigchallenge  #travel  #wearetravelgirls  #dametraveler  #travelblogger  #sheisnotlost  #girlswhotravel  #wtn_wheretonext  #bondi  #bondi  #beautyhunting  #beautyjunkie  #beautyblogger  #skincare  #beautygram  #beautytips  #beautyproducts  #asianbeauty 
When you're feeling inspired and try to get that liner winged but then you completely mess up on the other eye and so you find the right angles to document your one perfect wing and also you don't want to waste the rest of your make up 😬😬😂 who can relate?
When you're feeling inspired and try to get that liner winged but then you completely mess up on the other eye and so you find the right angles to document your one perfect wing and also you don't want to waste the rest of your make up 😬😬😂 who can relate?
A few weeks ago, @isabadisa celebrated her birthday and I left a comment on her Facebook page to greet her. She has no idea how her reply impacted me. She inspired and motivated me to keep going: "Beautiful Jam! It's so wonderful to behold all that you are doing and all that you are building. 😊 Please keep going! The ripple effect goes beyond what you can see. 😊" Sharing this because it's easy to get distracted by numbers, like who likes and follows the content you produce. 
Reading Isa's message reminded me that what we do sends a ripple effect to our surroundings regardless of whether we see it or not. The question is, what kind of influence are you spreading?
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A few weeks ago, @isabadisa celebrated her birthday and I left a comment on her Facebook page to greet her. She has no idea how her reply impacted me. She inspired and motivated me to keep going: "Beautiful Jam! It's so wonderful to behold all that you are doing and all that you are building. 😊 Please keep going! The ripple effect goes beyond what you can see. 😊" Sharing this because it's easy to get distracted by numbers, like who likes and follows the content you produce. Reading Isa's message reminded me that what we do sends a ripple effect to our surroundings regardless of whether we see it or not. The question is, what kind of influence are you spreading? ____________________________________________________________________ PS: Wasn't able to buy her book because one of the girls I'm mentoring, @jadacplng, lent me her copy but I want to promote it anyway! Isa is truly one of my favorite writers. I wish I could write like her! She writes like she knows what's in your heart and mind! Check out her book, I LOVE it! ❤️ ____________________________________________________________________ #PDBChallenge  #TeamBraveCreatives  #Christianity  #LetsShareWithJam  #Workspace  #BeBeautifulInsideAndOut  #CurrentlyReading  #BooksAndJam 
People will talk about you so you might as well give them something good to talk about.
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Learn more about the girl behind the blog and her advocacies. Link is on bio. 👩‍💻 #TasteForExcitement
People will talk about you so you might as well give them something good to talk about. . Learn more about the girl behind the blog and her advocacies. Link is on bio. 👩‍💻 #TasteForExcitement 
From our friend and long time patron: "I have been a happy customer of Kettle of Fish for almost 10 years now. Their artistry and craftsmanship is unlike any other craft shop/store out there. There's definitely magic in Jenny's hands. What they did for my wedding invites and souvenirs were beyond what I had hoped for! They're also my go-to place for the best gift ideas. Truly the only gift shop with a heart." .

This really warms our hearts and inspires us want to create more and share our craft to you. .

Thank you @luaburias for this. ❤

#PDBchallenge #daretoshareIGchallenge #craftshop #handmadeph #whenincdo #handmade #creativejournal #sweetseptember #buylocalph #kettleoffishcrafts
From our friend and long time patron: "I have been a happy customer of Kettle of Fish for almost 10 years now. Their artistry and craftsmanship is unlike any other craft shop/store out there. There's definitely magic in Jenny's hands. What they did for my wedding invites and souvenirs were beyond what I had hoped for! They're also my go-to place for the best gift ideas. Truly the only gift shop with a heart." . This really warms our hearts and inspires us want to create more and share our craft to you. . Thank you @luaburias for this. ❤ #PDBchallenge  #daretoshareIGchallenge  #craftshop  #handmadeph  #whenincdo  #handmade  #creativejournal  #sweetseptember  #buylocalph  #kettleoffishcrafts 
It's so hard to move on from the events of #mibf2017. I realised a lot of things such as, if you are an indie writer, you are the one who write, sell your book, market yourself and carry your books to places (kargador). You are also the secretary, the admin, the auditor, as in lahat na! 😅 But I'm happy with the results because this is a dream I have for a very long time now. I have probably worked longer hours here than my real day job. But you know what? I can't feel the anxiety anymore. I feel that I know what I'm doing like the back of my hand. The experience fulfilled me as if I belong. ❤️🌻
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It's so hard to move on from the events of #mibf2017 . I realised a lot of things such as, if you are an indie writer, you are the one who write, sell your book, market yourself and carry your books to places (kargador). You are also the secretary, the admin, the auditor, as in lahat na! 😅 But I'm happy with the results because this is a dream I have for a very long time now. I have probably worked longer hours here than my real day job. But you know what? I can't feel the anxiety anymore. I feel that I know what I'm doing like the back of my hand. The experience fulfilled me as if I belong. ❤️🌻 .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ #cindycwdcjourney  #cindycan  #diary  #journal  #lifejourney  #inspiration  #daretoshareIGchallenge  #writingcommunity  #IndiePub  #SelfPub ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #SelfPublishing  #BookMarketing  #Ebooks  #Publishing  #GetPublished  #Digital  #bookworm  #authorsph  #philippineliterature  #memoir  #philippineliterature  #teamhalohalo  #PDBChallenge  #writingprompts  #prompts  #authorph  #authorsofinstagram  #eventsinmanila  #writeph 
Spiritual gifts are abilities you need to get the job done that God wants you to do. 
When you use your spiritual gifts, amazing things will happen.

Your gift is the power to bless others.

#PDBchallenge #DareToShareIGChallenge #ThePurposefulCreative #BraverGoals #iPreview #spiritualgift #dailyhope
One of the things I love most about travel blogging is when you are able to create opportunities for other people.
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When friends say "I wish I could travel like you", it breaks my heart a little because I know they can do it, but they always want to wait for the "right time". I guess by now we all know how much time flies 🍃
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That's why my goal is to show that travelling shouldn't always be a difficult decision. It can be fun and easy! And so my heart lights up again when the question of "whys" become the "hows" and later on, you help create someone else's beautiful travel memory 💕
One of the things I love most about travel blogging is when you are able to create opportunities for other people. . When friends say "I wish I could travel like you", it breaks my heart a little because I know they can do it, but they always want to wait for the "right time". I guess by now we all know how much time flies 🍃 . That's why my goal is to show that travelling shouldn't always be a difficult decision. It can be fun and easy! And so my heart lights up again when the question of "whys" become the "hows" and later on, you help create someone else's beautiful travel memory 💕
If you can dream it, I can  create it! When imaginations and dreams combine, magic happens. ✨✨✨Check out my website for my portfolio. Link in bio. http://bit.ly/2fwH1f2
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Itching to complete this spot in our shop 😂 we had our blessing last Sept. 8 (yay! will post BTS soon on our FB page ❤️) so we can work here from that day forward. Still got a few steps to get there but we're just as excited to meet soon-to-wed couples on 30th 💕 #AudreysHQ #EverAfterwithAudreys
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Itching to complete this spot in our shop 😂 we had our blessing last Sept. 8 (yay! will post BTS soon on our FB page ❤️) so we can work here from that day forward. Still got a few steps to get there but we're just as excited to meet soon-to-wed couples on 30th 💕 #AudreysHQ  #EverAfterwithAudreys  #pdbchallenge  #heartonweddingsph 
Make,make! 💐💒💕 (Too early for a throwback?)
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Since I began hosting full-time, I've had bouts of self-doubt, worry, fear - any and every insecurity I could possibly think of. I would remind myself everyday of why I chose to do this, assess my strengths and weaknesses, constantly seeking a boost in confidence. But THIS... This wasn't just a boost, but an assurance from the universe that I'm right where I should be. THANK YOU 💗
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Since I began hosting full-time, I've had bouts of self-doubt, worry, fear - any and every insecurity I could possibly think of. I would remind myself everyday of why I chose to do this, assess my strengths and weaknesses, constantly seeking a boost in confidence. But THIS... This wasn't just a boost, but an assurance from the universe that I'm right where I should be. THANK YOU 💗 . . . #PDBchallenge  #TeamBraveCreatives  #HeartOnWeddingsPH  #ThePurposefulCreative  #PurposeDrivenBranding  #BraverGoals  #Weddings  #PhilippineWeddings  #WeddingHost  #EventHost  #EventHostPH  #HostPH  #Events  #EventsPH  #Hosting  #HostingGig  #Emcee  #WeddingEmcee  #WeddingHostPH  #EventsHost  #EventsHostPH  #EventHosting  #WeddingHostPhilippines  #CelebratewithaBENG 
TESTIMONIAL TUESDAY

It's Tuesday again and this time we want to do something different for our IG post today. We want to share feedbacks from Wedding Suppliers whose works we've featured on our website. Tonight, it's THE @jasonmagbanua and we framed this on our workspace... (jk! We haven't found the perfect frame for this yet)

THE ONE THING THAT BLOWS ALL OTHER LOCAL WEDDING BLOGS OUT OF THE WATER IS THE CONTENT...
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"The one thing that blows all other local wedding blogs out of the water is the content. The writing [on The Top Knotters] is engaging and witting—you always finish an article learning something new. Also, coverage is equitable: big suppliers and newcomers get a fair stake.

It's always nice to get a feature. Every hit going back to my site is always helpful."
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TESTIMONIAL TUESDAY It's Tuesday again and this time we want to do something different for our IG post today. We want to share feedbacks from Wedding Suppliers whose works we've featured on our website. Tonight, it's THE @jasonmagbanua and we framed this on our workspace... (jk! We haven't found the perfect frame for this yet) THE ONE THING THAT BLOWS ALL OTHER LOCAL WEDDING BLOGS OUT OF THE WATER IS THE CONTENT... - "The one thing that blows all other local wedding blogs out of the water is the content. The writing [on The Top Knotters] is engaging and witting—you always finish an article learning something new. Also, coverage is equitable: big suppliers and newcomers get a fair stake. It's always nice to get a feature. Every hit going back to my site is always helpful." - How about you? What can you share about The Top Knotters? We'd love to hear your feedback... - - - - - - - - #testimonialtuesday  #thetopknotters  #thetopknotterspicks  #marriage  #weddings  #weddingsph  #bride  #groom  #weddingphoto  #weddingphotography  #gettingmarried  #engaged  #hitched  #moments  #daretoshareIGchallenge  #weddingdetails  #heartonweddingsPH  #PDBchallenge  #bridal  #junebugweddings  #wedding 
"A prodigal daughter comes home to claim her crown, and along the way, she finds second chances at life and in love—this is The Queen’s Game by Carla de Guzman. It’s brave, creative and original. One of my favorite reads this year." Thank you @bookbed for your lovely review! 😭😭 So many exciting things happening for Nina and Felipe: A scene from the book will be read by our live readers at #FeelsFest2017 this October, and print editions are now available!

Want to order? Leave me a message, or comment below! 
First four orders gets one of those lovely designed notebooks, and wvery book comes with the sticker I designed especially for the book! 
Maraming ganap, yaaas!
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"A prodigal daughter comes home to claim her crown, and along the way, she finds second chances at life and in love—this is The Queen’s Game by Carla de Guzman. It’s brave, creative and original. One of my favorite reads this year." Thank you @bookbed for your lovely review! 😭😭 So many exciting things happening for Nina and Felipe: A scene from the book will be read by our live readers at #FeelsFest2017  this October, and print editions are now available! Want to order? Leave me a message, or comment below! First four orders gets one of those lovely designed notebooks, and wvery book comes with the sticker I designed especially for the book! Maraming ganap, yaaas! . . . . . #pdbchallenge  #books  #romanceclass  #romanceclassbooks  #romancenovel  #bookstagrammer  #bookslover  #bookblogger 
Remember the story we posted few days back where we made Mateo and Louie bracelets. It was a success you guys! The gifts were given to the company's awardees. And the best part, receiving letters like this. ❤️ "Dear Joanna and company

I just want to thank you for the seamless transaction we had for the items we ordered last week (45 bracelets). The recipients loved them! Thanks for working over the weekend to accommodate our timeline. ☺️Thanks for the warm notes, the proactive bulk order discount, and the gift certificate. ☺️ It had been a pleasure doing business with you.
Cheers!

Alona"

#pdbchallenge #handstampedjewelryph #handstampedjewelry
Remember the story we posted few days back where we made Mateo and Louie bracelets. It was a success you guys! The gifts were given to the company's awardees. And the best part, receiving letters like this. ❤️ "Dear Joanna and company I just want to thank you for the seamless transaction we had for the items we ordered last week (45 bracelets). The recipients loved them! Thanks for working over the weekend to accommodate our timeline. ☺️Thanks for the warm notes, the proactive bulk order discount, and the gift certificate. ☺️ It had been a pleasure doing business with you. Cheers! Alona" #pdbchallenge  #handstampedjewelryph  #handstampedjewelry 
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In some ways, it's funny...but there is much truth to this quote by GK Chesterton. - 
Everybody loves an adventure right? and most of the time, people love to jump into marriage UNPREPARED because they think it's just ALL "FUN" stuff. NOT!!!
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So guys and gals, like any adventure, you need to prepare yourself mentally, physically, financially & emotionally. If you don't prepare, YOU'RE DEAD. Much more if you're going to war.  Soldiers too need to prepare, train themselves hard, and have the mindset "NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER" . And please, don't shoot each other because you're a team.
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from @thetopknotters In some ways, it's funny...but there is much truth to this quote by GK Chesterton. - Everybody loves an adventure right? and most of the time, people love to jump into marriage UNPREPARED because they think it's just ALL "FUN" stuff. NOT!!! - So guys and gals, like any adventure, you need to prepare yourself mentally, physically, financially & emotionally. If you don't prepare, YOU'RE DEAD. Much more if you're going to war. Soldiers too need to prepare, train themselves hard, and have the mindset "NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER" . And please, don't shoot each other because you're a team. - But hey, ADVENTURE also means it's FUN. It's fun when you're actually with someone. Someone to try new stuff, to help you out with the hunting, the cooking. Someone whom you can depend your life on. Someone trustworthy. Someone who is also a friend. - Let's take it from GK Chesterton! There's no such thing as overpreparation for a war. Especially if you want to win! So, are you ready? Share your comments below! - - - - - #thetopknotters  #thetopknotterspicks  #marriage  #weddings  #weddingsph  #bride  #groom  #weddingphoto  #weddingphotography  #gettingmarried  #engaged  #hitched  #moments  #daretoshareIGchallenge  #weddingdetails  #heartsonweddingsPH  #PDBchallenge  #beforeidobridalfair 
Small Details, Big Difference | Beautiful things catch my eye, and when I first picked up this herringbone ribbon during a sourcing trip abroad, I knew I'd incorporate it into one of my designs.
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Days later, the businesswoman side kicked in and I sourced a low-cost alternative... which turned out to be not so great (swipe left to see why). So yes, I'm back to using the ribbon of my dreams because not only is it pretty, but it works quite well too. Proof that you can be beautiful AND functional, gorgeous and hold up under pressure 😉
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As I grow older, I get more passionate about these details as using better materials usually means the garment lasts longer, the wearer enjoys it more (in scale, frequency, and duration), and there's one less discarded garment in the environment 💖 personally, some of my favorite items in my closet are also the ones I've had the longest!
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Check out a densely woven herringbone tape with one that's a fraction of the cost (and quality). Do you see a difference?
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Small Details, Big Difference | Beautiful things catch my eye, and when I first picked up this herringbone ribbon during a sourcing trip abroad, I knew I'd incorporate it into one of my designs. . Days later, the businesswoman side kicked in and I sourced a low-cost alternative... which turned out to be not so great (swipe left to see why). So yes, I'm back to using the ribbon of my dreams because not only is it pretty, but it works quite well too. Proof that you can be beautiful AND functional, gorgeous and hold up under pressure 😉 . As I grow older, I get more passionate about these details as using better materials usually means the garment lasts longer, the wearer enjoys it more (in scale, frequency, and duration), and there's one less discarded garment in the environment 💖 personally, some of my favorite items in my closet are also the ones I've had the longest! . Check out a densely woven herringbone tape with one that's a fraction of the cost (and quality). Do you see a difference? . . . #jilllao  #behindtheseams  #fashiondesign  #fashionsourcing  #ilovemyjob  #slowfashion  #purpose  #noshortcuts  #ribbon  #trims  #pdbchallenge  #wardroberehash 
Last Saturday, I went to the MIBF to support my author friends - and one of them is a student in my #BraverGoals goal-setting/project management e-course! @cindywongdelacruz, author of The Meatball Club (a mystery series!) had been telling me that the course has been pivotal in helping her get this book out and shipped into the world. She shares her Braver Goals experience below:
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"Before the #BraverGoals e-course, I would simply write my novels without any particular time frame, which means no target release date and no marketing done until the book is finished. The disadvantage of my old habits is: it will take me at least six months to a year to release a book, and despite all the hard work, the chances of reaching people to buy my book are low.
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Because of the workbook, I learned how to focus my energy on one big or main goal (writing a book) then allocate a few hours a week to a maximum of three smaller goals (e.g. marketing the book, the process, etc.) that are easy to achieve. That way, I wouldn't get confused on what really matters to me.
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The workbook helped me manage my schedule & boosted my productivity, which is essential especially since I also have a day job and writing in the early morning or late in the evening is hard. Writing requires an enormous amount of discipline, and I gained it because of the class!
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My main goal when I started the #BraverGoals was to write my first mystery book entitled The Meatball Club within three months, hoping to launch it at the 38th Manila International Book Fair... and I DID!" 🌠🎉
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I loooove reading my students' wins. Makes me so kilig! I've had over 300 students in my e-course, but this feeling never gets old ❤️ I still get inexplicably thrilled whenever students really implement & report back their results 🌠 To my BG fam, what's YOUR Braver Goals story?
Last Saturday, I went to the MIBF to support my author friends - and one of them is a student in my #BraverGoals  goal-setting/project management e-course! @cindywongdelacruz, author of The Meatball Club (a mystery series!) had been telling me that the course has been pivotal in helping her get this book out and shipped into the world. She shares her Braver Goals experience below: . "Before the #BraverGoals  e-course, I would simply write my novels without any particular time frame, which means no target release date and no marketing done until the book is finished. The disadvantage of my old habits is: it will take me at least six months to a year to release a book, and despite all the hard work, the chances of reaching people to buy my book are low. . Because of the workbook, I learned how to focus my energy on one big or main goal (writing a book) then allocate a few hours a week to a maximum of three smaller goals (e.g. marketing the book, the process, etc.) that are easy to achieve. That way, I wouldn't get confused on what really matters to me. . The workbook helped me manage my schedule & boosted my productivity, which is essential especially since I also have a day job and writing in the early morning or late in the evening is hard. Writing requires an enormous amount of discipline, and I gained it because of the class! . My main goal when I started the #BraverGoals  was to write my first mystery book entitled The Meatball Club within three months, hoping to launch it at the 38th Manila International Book Fair... and I DID!" 🌠🎉 . I loooove reading my students' wins. Makes me so kilig! I've had over 300 students in my e-course, but this feeling never gets old ❤️ I still get inexplicably thrilled whenever students really implement & report back their results 🌠 To my BG fam, what's YOUR Braver Goals story?
My number one skin concern is having visible wrinkles especially that I'm a night owl. I've been wondering which products will help me reduce it and I'm so happy that Madame @charosantos' shared how she achieves ageless beauty with @olayphilippines 💕 #MakeYourOwnLuck now and learn more about it through the link on my bio.👌🏻😍 #pdbchallenge
My number one skin concern is having visible wrinkles especially that I'm a night owl. I've been wondering which products will help me reduce it and I'm so happy that Madame @charosantos' shared how she achieves ageless beauty with @olayphilippines 💕 #MakeYourOwnLuck  now and learn more about it through the link on my bio.👌🏻😍 #pdbchallenge 
Hard at work on a little project. I'm honestly nervous about this one, because I'm bringing out all my snark for it, which probablyyy shouldn't be the direction I went for a topic that's really important to me. But I just couldn't help it, because sometimes I do get angry and frustrated and, well, snarky. So I'm still working on, and here's hoping it makes you think ✌️
Hard at work on a little project. I'm honestly nervous about this one, because I'm bringing out all my snark for it, which probablyyy shouldn't be the direction I went for a topic that's really important to me. But I just couldn't help it, because sometimes I do get angry and frustrated and, well, snarky. So I'm still working on, and here's hoping it makes you think ✌️
In my facebook page: facebook.com/themommybossph, I posted a video about how our #MIBF experience went. Here's a quick book haul from mommy's #bookshopping bag. 📚 I suppose we'll hype up our reading habits for 2018. More learning, more wisdom to share. ❤️ #mibf
#mibf2017 
#bookstagram 
#bookhaul 
#bookhaulph 
#bookaholic 
#bookworm 
#bookblogger 
#bookstagrammer 
#booksph 
#bookstoread 
#booksoninstagram 
#themommybossph
#mommyblogger
#bookishmom 
#pdbchallenge 
#purposefulcreative
In my facebook page: facebook.com/themommybossph, I posted a video about how our #MIBF  experience went. Here's a quick book haul from mommy's #bookshopping  bag. 📚 I suppose we'll hype up our reading habits for 2018. More learning, more wisdom to share. ❤️ #mibf  #mibf2017  #bookstagram  #bookhaul  #bookhaulph  #bookaholic  #bookworm  #bookblogger  #bookstagrammer  #booksph  #bookstoread  #booksoninstagram  #themommybossph  #mommyblogger  #bookishmom  #pdbchallenge  #purposefulcreative 
After a concert, I would stash my tickets and other memorabilia into one of my desk drawers. It was a mess especially when I'd want to look for a specific pass, photo or memento. I knew I needed a place where I could keep all of my tickets, stubs, photos and even record what went down, but I couldn't find a journal or notebook that I wanted to keep these things in. This concert journal is for you if you need one place to keep your tickets and have space for journaling about your concert experience. This journal is just one of the music-themed merchandise you'll receive if your order Music Attic's subscription box. Get yours now at musicattic.net. A direct link to the order form is in my bio. ✨
After a concert, I would stash my tickets and other memorabilia into one of my desk drawers. It was a mess especially when I'd want to look for a specific pass, photo or memento. I knew I needed a place where I could keep all of my tickets, stubs, photos and even record what went down, but I couldn't find a journal or notebook that I wanted to keep these things in. This concert journal is for you if you need one place to keep your tickets and have space for journaling about your concert experience. This journal is just one of the music-themed merchandise you'll receive if your order Music Attic's subscription box. Get yours now at musicattic.net. A direct link to the order form is in my bio. ✨
The first part of this year was quite challenging for me. There were a lot of hurdles that I had to stay motivated and focused not to give up. But as the last quarter comes to a close I’m really excited with the way the business is going and I’m celebrating with a much needed getaway on my birthday trip to Ilocos! I’ll be going to Vigan, Laoag and Pagudpud for around a week. I’m open to restaurant and activities recommendations 🖤!
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#StylingbyGayle #PDBChallenge #TBT #Singapore #lasttrip #gayletravels #explore #visit #travel #ipreview @preview.app
The first part of this year was quite challenging for me. There were a lot of hurdles that I had to stay motivated and focused not to give up. But as the last quarter comes to a close I’m really excited with the way the business is going and I’m celebrating with a much needed getaway on my birthday trip to Ilocos! I’ll be going to Vigan, Laoag and Pagudpud for around a week. I’m open to restaurant and activities recommendations 🖤! . . . #StylingbyGayle  #PDBChallenge  #TBT  #Singapore  #lasttrip  #gayletravels  #explore  #visit  #travel  #ipreview  @preview.app
I was once asked what makes me want to get out of bed in the morning - to which I immediately replied, "definitely coffee ☕️" And rebuked it a little afterwards. 😂 But on a serious note, it's always the simple things that makes me want to get up in the morning. Knowing mama and the people I love are happy and healthy is enough for me to be grateful for another day to live. .
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Other than that, I think you already know that I'm passionate about sharing what I know. 😉 I'm over the moon with happiness to know that my previous @typekita babies organized a @maartengletra Pen Meet on September 30! I'm so happy to be able to pass on the passion with them and that is a big win for me! .
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Come join us if you have time! Let's make letters dance and just spread good vibes together! See you, Yes? 😊
I was once asked what makes me want to get out of bed in the morning - to which I immediately replied, "definitely coffee ☕️" And rebuked it a little afterwards. 😂 But on a serious note, it's always the simple things that makes me want to get up in the morning. Knowing mama and the people I love are happy and healthy is enough for me to be grateful for another day to live. . . Other than that, I think you already know that I'm passionate about sharing what I know. 😉 I'm over the moon with happiness to know that my previous @typekita babies organized a @maartengletra Pen Meet on September 30! I'm so happy to be able to pass on the passion with them and that is a big win for me! . . Come join us if you have time! Let's make letters dance and just spread good vibes together! See you, Yes? 😊
#Oktoberfest won't be complete without an obligatory selfie ✨

The beer festival also marks the end of summer so I'm out! Thanks Europe, it's been fun. Time to go back to hot and humid Philippines 🇵🇭🌴
#Oktoberfest  won't be complete without an obligatory selfie ✨ The beer festival also marks the end of summer so I'm out! Thanks Europe, it's been fun. Time to go back to hot and humid Philippines 🇵🇭🌴
I hate speaking in front of people and heck, a camera! But here I am, featured in Probe's handmade webisode. WHAT. IS. AWKWARD.
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I almost turned down this feature but thank God I didn't. And we shot it a day before my 22nd birthday! Awkward man ako, at least naranasan ko namang mag-shoot with professional lights and camera tapos may taga-punas pa ng pawis 😂
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This is a reminder to embrace your introversion but know when to 'get out there', take risks and try new things! #pdbchallenge
I hate speaking in front of people and heck, a camera! But here I am, featured in Probe's handmade webisode. WHAT. IS. AWKWARD. . I almost turned down this feature but thank God I didn't. And we shot it a day before my 22nd birthday! Awkward man ako, at least naranasan ko namang mag-shoot with professional lights and camera tapos may taga-punas pa ng pawis 😂 . This is a reminder to embrace your introversion but know when to 'get out there', take risks and try new things! #pdbchallenge 
One thing some of you may not know is that before I published my own book, I was an avid book blogger. I love books and reading and I was already posting reviews on my old personal website until I decided to create my own personal  blog in 2010. I discovered a lot of good books and met many friends from this blog and found my preferences growing and transforming as each year of book blogging went by.
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I closed this blog in 2016 because I felt like I've outgrown it. It was an easy decision because I hardly ever posted and eventually the feeling of having to review a book just wore me out. And I thought it had a good run.
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The transition wasn't exactly super easy (this is partly why I use a pen name - but more on this next time!), and some time after I published my first book, I understood the effect of some of my old reviews. But my book blogging experience also taught me how to deal with lukewarm to negative reviews and helped me understand authors and readers better.
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Are you a book blogger who's also an aspiring author? Leave a comment below if you have any questions about the "transition." 😁
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P.S. Yes I dog-ear my books. 😅🐶
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#pdbchallenge #bookblogger #filipinobookblogger #books #reader #booklove #bookreviews #bloggers #filipinoblogger #authorlife #writerscommunity #indieauthor
One thing some of you may not know is that before I published my own book, I was an avid book blogger. I love books and reading and I was already posting reviews on my old personal website until I decided to create my own personal blog in 2010. I discovered a lot of good books and met many friends from this blog and found my preferences growing and transforming as each year of book blogging went by. . I closed this blog in 2016 because I felt like I've outgrown it. It was an easy decision because I hardly ever posted and eventually the feeling of having to review a book just wore me out. And I thought it had a good run. . The transition wasn't exactly super easy (this is partly why I use a pen name - but more on this next time!), and some time after I published my first book, I understood the effect of some of my old reviews. But my book blogging experience also taught me how to deal with lukewarm to negative reviews and helped me understand authors and readers better. . Are you a book blogger who's also an aspiring author? Leave a comment below if you have any questions about the "transition." 😁 . P.S. Yes I dog-ear my books. 😅🐶 . . . #pdbchallenge  #bookblogger  #filipinobookblogger  #books  #reader  #booklove  #bookreviews  #bloggers  #filipinoblogger  #authorlife  #writerscommunity  #indieauthor